Grammy Award-Winning Band Train to Headline Greenbuild Celebration in San Francisco
Three-time Grammy Award-winning band, Train, will perform before
thousands of green building professionals and community members at
the upcoming Greenbuild International Conference and
Expo, hosted by the U.S. Green Building
Council (USGBC). Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and
expo dedicated to green building, will take place Nov. 14-16 in San
"Train is the perfect fit for Greenbuild 2012. Not only does the
band capture the energy of our movement - but as San Francisco
locals, they represent the flavor of our Greenbuild host city,"
said Kimberly Lewis, Senior Vice President, Community Advancement,
Conferences and Events, USGBC. "We are ecstatic to celebrate green
building with the talented members of Train."
"It's important for us to reduce our impact on the planet, and
something we strive to do on tour and in our everyday lives," said
Train's lead singer, Pat Monahan. "We really look forward to
celebrating sustainability in our home city at Greenbuild."
The concert will take place the evening of Thursday, Nov. 15 at
San Francisco's City Hall and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, two
of San Francisco's most renowned buildings, during the Greenbuild
Celebration, sponsored by Kohler.
Since forming in San Francisco in 1994, Train has made music
history with their Grammy-Award winning song "Drops of Jupiter
(Tell Me)" and top singles including "Meet Virginia," "Calling All
Angels" and "Hey, Soul Sister." Their current and sixth album is
Throughout their 16-year career, Train has traveled the world on
tour, remaining conscious of their footprint and showing leadership
in their effort to reduce their environmental impact. During their
2011 North American summer tour with band Maroon 5, last year's
headlining act at Greenbuild in Toronto, Train and their stage crew
filled reusable water bottles at backstage water stations,
coordinated with local farmers to eat locally grown and organic
food, and swapped paper and plastic catering products for
biodegradable and recyclable alternatives, among other
Greenbuild is our industry's annual revitalization and the
single place the green building community gathers to find
inspiration, harness education, and conduct business year after
year. The event has grown from 4,000 attendees in 2002 to more than
28,000 in recent years, convening global leaders in sustainability
and the built environment from more than 122 countries.
The 2012 show will celebrate bringing technology and
sustainability together in the global green movement, featuring
three days of networking, educational sessions, green building
tours, master speakers and plenary events. This year's expo hall
will be the biggest in Greenbuild's 11-year history, with three
floors and more than 1,000 exhibitors and 2,000 booths featuring
the latest technological innovations and cutting edge products.
For more information on Greenbuild 2012, visit greenbuildexpo.org, follow Greenbuild on
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to join the conversation.